Medi-Cal’s Asset Limit is Now Eliminated

Medi-Cal's asset limit, grandparents and grandchild excited looking at iPad

It’s finally done. Medi-Cal’s asset limit was officially eliminated as of January 1, 2024. This is a moment that we at California Health Advocates, as well as advocates, beneficiaries and family members around the state have invested decades in advocating for and have been long awaiting.

As of January 1, 2024, all income-eligible people are able to access Medi-Cal’s Aged and Disabled program, Medicare Savings Programs, and Long-Term Care programs regardless of assets. California is the first state in the nation to eliminate its asset test for ALL Medi-Cal programs. As Medi-Cal coverage is an essential lifeline in providing for the health care needs for millions of beneficiaries (including dental, vision, hearing, transportation, and long-term care), this win greatly increases the quality of life, health and economic wellbeing of tens of thousands of people. Let’s celebrate!

For more details on this change, read our previous articles:

Karen Joy Fletcher

Our blogger Karen Joy Fletcher is CHA’s Communications Director. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she is the online “public face” of the organization, provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare and other health care issues. She is responsible for digital content creation, management of CHA’s editorial calendar, and managing all aspects of CHA’s social media presence. She loves being a “communicator” and enjoys networking and collaborating with the passionate people and agencies in the health advocacy field. See her current articles.